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#1 LGD.Mali

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 04:03 PM

Virtus Pro's player, Yaroslav 'NS' Kuznetcov wrote a guide for beginners and even advanced players on how to play support heroes.



Okay, so letís start. Whatís a support hero?


Support is a hero role, which, as it comes for the word itself, implies various kinds of support for the team while dealing with the minimum amount of money, kills and experience. First of all, itís really important to emphasize that Ďsupportí is not a certain hero but a role. Weíll discuss the heroes that suit this role better a little bit later but in theory, every hero might be a support, even heroes such as Shadow Fiend and Bone Fletcher.


As weíve discussed the definition, letís proceed to the next question Ė why would we need a support at the first place? Many new players canít even understand how itís possible to play while not farming and killing heroes and why would anyone play a hero that is always short of money, whose level is almost every time the lowest in the game, which is often and easily ganked and that doesnít really make any kills during the game. Itís ridiculously simple to explain Ė thereís a certain amount of money in Dota and basically itís enough for 4 heroes (3 lanes + woods) but not for 5. Moreover, itís more efficient to have 2-3 farmed heroes rather than 5 and thatís basically why the support role was formed in the world of Dota. A good support is crucial for a decent team and even if you never played competitively, youíve probably noticed that a good support is extremely useful even in pubs as well-placed wards may make the game way easier to win.


Read the full guide on: http://www.itsgosu.c...oes-with-ns_572
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#2 zxcvbnmqaz

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 04:37 PM

thank you gosumali
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#3 cck

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 04:43 PM

The link doesn't work.
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#4 LGD.Mali

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 04:44 PM

2012-07-04 18:43, cck wrote:
The link doesn't work.


Refresh, it should be working.
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#5 zxcvbnmqaz

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 05:21 PM

^ just don't read it
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 05:30 PM

#4 Yeah. And Na'Vi is full of noobs.
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#7 BeyondWonderland

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 06:47 PM

#4 k "bro"
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#8 jajabinker

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 06:54 PM

more like "how to kick support players"

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#9 Booncz

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 06:55 PM

You know what they say: "Those who can't do anything, teach" ("Kdo neumŪ učŪ" - sounds better in my native language)

I remember when kuro started offering payed lessons (it was around the time he went to Asia)
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#10 BeyondWonderland

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 07:39 PM

#9 Define "can't do anything" in NS's case ?
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